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Drink Less

Drink Less

Reduce Your Alcohol Intake

Are you drinking too much? LiveWell Dorset can assess, support and help you cut down. We can provide you with simple advice and support on how to drink less. We can provide you with an assessment to determine if your alcohol consumption may be harmful and then recommend a way forward specific to your needs and lifestyle. We will work with you to set goals and provide handy hints and tips as well as regular support to make sure you are achieving them.

The first step is getting in touch and we will guide you through the rest.  Call our Wellbeing Advisor about where to start changing your lifestyle on freephone  0800 8401628 or local number 01305 233105


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Reducing Your Alcohol Intake

Experts recommend men and women drink no more than fourteen units a week — and that we all have two alcohol-free nights a week.

To cut back, keep a "drink diary", work out a limit and stick to it, choose lower strength drinks and use smaller glasses at home.

Don't feel pressured by friends to drink more, and agree with your partner to cut back on drinking at home.

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When Drinking Becomes a Problem

Most people can enjoy the occasional drink without harm, but for some drinking can become a problem and they need to take action.

Reduce the amount you drink if you suffer memory loss or injuries after drinking, and feel guilty or get angry if people comment on it.

You may be addicted if you feel upset if you can't drink, fit your life around it, need to drink more to get the same effect or suffer from withdrawal.

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